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Dream Job Barefoot Bookseller Maldives

Dream Job – Barefoot Bookseller, Maldives

If you love books and you'd like to share that passion with others, then the role of Barefoot Bookseller is your dream job! 


Set on the five-star Maldives resort of Soneva Fushi, the role is actually a joint venture between the resort and the UK's Ultimate Library (owned by a member of the famous Blackwells family).  Your responsibilities include running a small bookshop (pictured above – yes, idyllic we know) in the resort famed for its 'laidback luxury' and 'Hosting experiences for Soneva guests such as creative writing classes, bibliotherapy, tutoring (Ages 9-18) and literary lectures'.    You will also be expected to have experience with running social media pages in order to keep followers up to date and engaged with your role on the island.


If books are a big part of your life then, naturally, you might dream of being a writer or working in a historic library however for a 6 month assignment it is difficult for us to imagine a more unusual dream job for a book-lover than this.  If  you know of one let us know, we'd love to write about it here.


In the meantime, if you think this is one of the coolest jobs in the world, click here to find out more and apply.